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MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on Companies to Protect Essential Workers

Jan 18, 2022

FFAW-Unifor is calling on seafood processing companies in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure essential workers are provided with safe workplaces in the face of the highly contagious Omicrom variant.


Invest in Sustainable Fisheries – Not Seismic

Jan 9, 2022

The wild fishery is a growth industry, continuing to build on 2021, which was the most valuable year in the history of our province. We must seriously consider the impacts on this valuable marine environment before going ahead with additional seismic exploration. 


MEDIA RELEASE: DFO is Weakest Link in New ‘Weak Rope’ Policy

Dec 2, 2021

The message from harvesters across the province this week has been clear – a weak link gear modification policy has no place in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery.



Nov 29, 2021

This is an urgent reminder for ALL FISH HARVESTERS to participate in the following virtual meetings taking place this week.


MEDIA RELEASE: Non-Fishing Mortality Remains Key Concern in South Coast Cod Update

Nov 19, 2021

“Having the offshore draggers stop fishing cod in 3Ps was the first step to helping the stock, but the federal government has repeatedly failed to act on seal overpopulation. We cannot fully protect this stock if the ecosystem imbalance is not first understood and addressed.”


MEDIA RELEASE: DFO Policy Puts Harvester Lives and Livelihoods at Risk

Nov 18, 2021

A new ‘weak rope’ gear policy being implemented will have negative implications for fish harvesters – including risks to safety, an unknown cost burden, and significant potential for increased environmental waste.


MEDIA RELEASE: Mackerel Mismanagement Shuts Out NL Harvesters

Nov 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced a closure to


Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council Applauds the appointment of new Ministers to the Federal Cabinet

Oct 27, 2021

Click here for a press release from the NL Groundfish Industry Development Council (NL-GIDC).


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Welcomes New Fisheries Minister with Call to Protect Inshore Fishery

Oct 26, 2021

“We need a Minister to be a true champion for owner-operator harvesters and coastal communities by ensuring that these policies, together with the principle of adjacency, are applied in allocation decisions.”


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on OCI to Disclose True Economic Benefit to NL

Oct 20, 2021

“The company already has exclusive access to tens of thousands of tons of redfish in Unit 2, greysole, yellowtail, coldwater shrimp, turbot, and cod,” explains Keith Sullivan, FFAW-Unifor President. “OCI will never depend on Unit 1 redfish to be economically viable, but dozens of communities and a thousand workers in the inshore will depend on it.”

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